ISD was recently named a Best Community in Music Education for the seventh time
by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. This program
recognizes districts for outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators,
parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of
the core curriculum.
award is distinguished this year because it is focused on student access to
opportunities and resources for music, not competitive results. In Klein this
is the focus for not only music, but for other fine arts including theater,
dance and visual arts.
learn more about this award and NAMM, click
ISD will be hosting a Yellow Bus Tour featuring an inside look at life in the
district. This tour will begin at the Klein ISD Police Department located at 7407 Louetta Rd. Klein, TX 77379 at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015. The
tour will include stops at Klein High School, Brill Elementary and Ulrich
Intermediate. Lunch will be provided and the tour will return to the Klein ISD
Police Headquarters around 2 p.m.
see how education has changed in Klein ISD to create ‘Future Ready’ students.
Each school will provide tours of classrooms and other spaces within the
facility allowing community members to ask questions of tour leaders along the
Reserve your seat today as
space is limited to the first 75 respondents. Call or email Debbie Scheel at
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than giving athletes water and providing bandages and Gatorade, our student
athletic trainers spend many hours learning and receiving hands-on instruction
to provide skills they can take with them after graduation. March is Athletic
Trainer Month and we want to take a deeper look into our programs.
High School currently has a program that consists of 45 student trainers led by
two staff licensed athletic trainers, Robbie McFarlin and Chrissy Cope, who
also teach the Sports Medicine 1 & 2 courses to the student trainers and
more than 60 other students who take the course as an elective. The Klein High
student trainer program is recognized as one of the largest in the state.
Currently there are three Klein High alumni working in NCAA Division 1 Athletic
Training Education Programs.
primary goal with the students is to educate them about sports medicine and
teach them skills and characteristics that will help them no matter what career
they choose,” said Robbie McFarlin.
Klein Forest athletic training program provides students the opportunity to
learn anatomy and physiology and learn through hands-on experience, how to deal
with injuries. They also learn about meterology as it applies to athlete safety
and nutrition and its affects on competition. The program is fortunate to
operate as a family unit with 12 student trainers that share the same passion,
dedication, pride and teamwork that can be seen through their work on the
playing field and in the classroom.
like to think of our program as a stepping stone to future medical careers,”
said Randall Angerstein. “We pride ourselves on exposing our students to
situations and applying skills that will extend beyond the classroom,” he
athletic trainers at Klein Oak are involved in other school organizations such
as choir and HOSA and are athletes themselves. The Klein Oak program is made up
of 15 student trainers led by Lisa Oliver. The program provides upperclassmen
the opportunity to observe surgeries and trainers receive their first aid/CPR
training. Recently, student trainers
earned awards such as poster contest winners and 1st place in the Taping
Contest as well as being named a Safe Sports School 1st Team.
Klein Collins athletic training program is led by Catherine Marr and Adam
Kokenzie and has 23 student trainers. They boast being the only Klein ISD
school to teach Sports Medicine 3 beginning next fall, and they have been approved
for National Honor Society of Sports Medicine. The program also boasts many
awards and all senior athletic trainers have been accepted by their
colleges/universities of choice.
students are here for every sport, every practice and every game. They don’t
get an off season,” said Catherine Marr. “We are together from the first week
in Aug. until graduation in June including school holidays and weekends.”
all Klein ISD student athletic trainer programs offer the same classes, skills
and curriculum, you can see the passion and determination in each program. Student trainers perform secretarial
duties, are taught lifesaving skills, how to handle emergency situations and in
some cases even help coordinate schedules with coaches and teams. These
students are being taught skills that will help them in their career pathways
through an unprecedented educational foundation.
was a boys against the girls Penny War at Krimmel Intermediate that led to a
record-setting $5,000 donation to the local SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship club.
The Krimmel student leadership team K-Rock chose SIRE as their service project
for the year and have spent many hours working at the facility to help clean
and repair areas that need improvement.
Penny War brought students and teachers at Krimmel together, with the boys
securing victory, to raise $5,000. This money will be used to purchase a much
needed piece of stabilizing equipment to help horses when they have disabled
riders. A check presentation will take place on March 19 and SIRE will be on
campus with one of their horses.
to all of these students for setting a new record and making a difference in
their local community. To learn more about SIRE, click
at Metzler Elementary traded their Valentine’s Day parties to work as a team to
give back to their community. With the help of PTO volunteers and teachers, a
school-wide project called ‘Husky Hugs’ allowed students to make placemats, activity books, tie-dyed
pillow cases, blankets and cards designed to brighten the day of patients at
Texas Children’s Hospital.
kicked off the school’s ‘Huskies Making a Difference Campaign’ with an assembly
led by fifth grade student Faith Farquer sharing her story about her battle
with leukemia. For three weeks, students collected coins in an effort to ‘Make Leukemia
Disappear’ and raised more than $2,400 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma
at Theiss Elementary recently took part in a meal packaging event where they
filled bags and packaged meals that will be donated to local families in need and
also to people in the Philippines.
the help of Harvest Pack, a non-profit organization that helps provide
nutritious meals to those in need around the world, Theiss students as well as
the Klein High Volleyball team and the National Honor Society helped organize,
fill and package more than 40,000 meals. Locally, these meals will be donated
to St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tomball, The Houston Food Bank and Bridging
for Tomorrow. Additional meals will be sent to the Philippines.
event was hosted by the Theiss Elementary PTO. More than $16,000 was raised
through this effort.
more information on Harvest Pack, click
here and to view photos of the event, click
ISD invites the community to attend a meeting to get the facts surrounding the
2015 bond election set for May 9, 2015. Meetings will be held at each of the
four high schools for your convenience. Superintendent Dr. Jim Cain will
discuss the anticipated student growth and outline the bond blueprint designed
by the Bond Steering Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees. A question
and answer session will follow. Dates and times are as follows:
Klein Oak High School Auditorium March 24, 2015 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Klein Forest High School Auditorium March 30, 2015 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Klein Collins High School Auditorium April 6, 2015 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Klein High School Auditorium April 14, 2015 6 - 7:30 p.m.
ISD had 92 teams compete at the recent Destination Imagination Regional
Competition hosted by Tomball ISD. Destination Imagination (DI) is a program that encourages students to have
fun, take risks, focus and frame challenges while incorporating STEM learning.
The purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of
innovators and leaders through their project-based team challenges in one of
seven pre-determined categories. For more information on DI, click here.
here for a photo album and congratulations to the following teams that have
qualified for the DI State Invitational Tournament:
Intermediate – two teams
Collins High School – two teams
Forest High School
students from across Klein ISD recently took part in the Klein Academic
Challenge where students competed against one another in many different subject
areas. Congratulations to all that participated! Click here for a complete
list of school results.
Klein schools were awarded grants at the recent American Association of
University Women (AAUW) awards luncheon. The AAUW administers fellowship and
grant programs that advance educational and professional opportunities for
women in the United States and around the world.
Pre-k teachers, Mary Jane Jones and Nubia Bencomo, were awarded a $2,000 grant
for their project ‘Building Brick by Brick the Foundation for Future Success!”.
This grant will help students, especially girls, gain exposure and interest in
STEM careers at an early age. This is Zwink’s third grant from the AAUW.
receiving a grant at the luncheon was Grace England Early Childhood/Pre-K
Center’s Rachel Heallen. Her $ 2,475 grant ‘Length x Width x Height Measures
Success’ will enable every teacher at Grace England to receive a measurement
kit with wooden blocks, illustrations, measuring cups, sink/floating activities
and other hands-on materials for math projects.
to all of these grant winners.
to Klein High School student Arjoon Srikanth for being named a 2015
Presidential Scholar. Scholars are chosen on the basis of their accomplishments
in many areas including academic and artistic success, leadership and
involvement in school and their community, Presidential Scholars represent
excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America’s youth.
has been invited to Washington D.C. in June to participate in the National
Recognition Program, featuring various events and enrichment activities and
culminating in the presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a
White House sponsored ceremony.
learn more about this program, click here.
schools in Klein ISD are preparing for the annual Kindergarten Roundup, a pre-registration program for the
2015-16 school year. The Roundup is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at
all elementary schools. Parents must register their children at the school
within their attendance zone. To see your attendance zone, click here. In order to enroll a child in
kindergarten, the child must be the age of five on or before September 1, 2015.
present the student’s proof of identity (birth certificate preferred) and a complete immunization health
record from a licensed physician at the time of registration. It is also
required to show proof of residence in the Klein ISD, which can include a lease
agreement, electric, water or gas bill with the parent's name and address
(telephone bills cannot be accepted).
Listed below are the times each campus will host
its event. Click on the image for a larger image and parents may contact their child's campus for further information.
Forest seniors and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) members,
Aierion Fisher and Ecaterina Ghetes have created a project designed to help
younger students develope the mindset of going to college and believing there
are no limits to achieving that goal.
shows that it is often too late to address the need for a college degree when a
student has entered high school and that the process of educating students
about the advantages of higher education should start at the lowest possible
level. ‘No Limits University’ takes this action one step further by promoting
the college environment to parents as well as the students’ teachers.
students have asked for college and universities to donate their T-shirts to
Klein ISD elementary schools to ensure that every child has the opportunity to
participate in college T-shirt day every Wednesday. Texas State, University of
Houston and the University of Alabama are a few of the schools that have
already partnered with this project by donating shirts.
students have worked hard on this DECA marketing project that was presented at
the district level and has now advanced to the state level. Congratulations to
Oak junior Angelica Ramirez has been nominated by the National Research Center
for College and University Admissions to take part in the U.S. National Security
Forum in Washington D.C. this spring.
National Security Forum introduces students to first-hand experiences and
challenging career options in national security and related fields and focuses
on actual world events. Students will develop critical thinking, leadership
abilities and public speaking skills to tackle the complexity of national
decision-making in the face of a challenge, crisis or conflict.
the forum, students will also have the opportunity to meet with highly
respected policy makers, military leaders and other experts in the field. Leading institutions such as the CIA, the Pentagon,
the U.S. Naval Academy and a variety of embassies have opened their doors to
students, giving them a behind-the-scenes view of national security in action.
An exclusive career fair provides students with insight into national security
career options and connects them with representatives from federal agencies and